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2017
Mar
17
 
 
On this day in 1998, NBC introduced the sitcom, LateLine, starring comedian-turned-senator Al Franken...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
16
 
 
On this day in 2010, FX debuted the acclaimed series, Justified...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
15
 
 
This day in 1977 marked the debut of Three's Company...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
14
 
 
This day in 1968 marked the last original telecast of the ABC series, Batman...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
13
 
 
On this day in 2006, CBS introduced The New Adventures of Old Christine...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
12
 
 
On this day in 2006, HBO introduced the original drama, Big Love...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
11
 
 
Fox's long-running reality series, COPS, made its debut on this day in 1989...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
10
 
 
This day in 1997 marked the debut of the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one of the then-fledgling WB network's first breakout hits...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
9
 
 
On this day in 1996, ABC brought Jim Henson's Muppets back to prime time with the short-lived variety show, Muppets Tonight...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
8
 
 
On this day in 1974, ABC presented the final episode of The Brady Bunch...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available on Amazon for $20.

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 

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